This is the title track from New York-based indie rock group The Walkmen's sixth studio album. The band's frontman Hamilton Leithauser explained that trips to the Portuguese city from which the album takes its title were a great influence on its sound. Said Leithauser: "None of us had ever been there, and we were really blown away by the place. The topography and architecture are stunningly handsome. It was a trip that outshone a lot of others. We've never had much luck in Europe, and the Portuguese were surprisingly accommodating. I think those two trips really helped keep us motivated while making this record. We named the record 'Lisbon' as sort of a thank you and a small tribute."